Category Archives: Northern Ireland news

Workers at twelve Belfast leisure centres to be balloted on strike action in pursuit of six percent pay rise

Local political parties asked to bring back municipal leisure services into council management and provide all leisure workers a pay uplift Michael Keenan, Unite Regional Officer confirmed that his union would be balloting its members working for outsourced management company, … Continue reading

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Vote by Westminster in support of Marriage Equality and Reproductive Choice is a historic victory for equality campaigners

Fears Conservative party may seek to limit or restrict impact of decisive Westminster votes Unite Regional Equalities & Women’s Officer, Taryn Trainor, welcomed the vote by Westminster to adopt an amendment into the second reading of the Northern Ireland (Executive … Continue reading

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Nuffield trust study on Northern Ireland Health & Social Care confirms damaging impact of protracted political failure

Local political leaders are held responsible for worst waiting lists in the UK and failure to deliver needed reform Crisis in Northern Ireland health and social care must be addressed through investment and NHS pay equalisation July 10th: Kevin McAdam, … Continue reading

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Guarantees sought from Bombardier for its CRJ workforce in Northern Ireland after Mitsubishi sale announcement

Workforce will be angered that sale was announced without any recourse to trade unions or even management in Belfast Sale opens door to new markets for Mitsubishi but raises concerns for long-term security of approximately 350 jobs Susan Fitzgerald, Unite … Continue reading

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Exploitation of young workers in ‘unpaid shifts’ now rampant across Northern Ireland hospitality sector 

Unite exposes scale of use of unpaid shifts by unscrupulous bosses and demands fair pay for work performed In absence of legislation to outlaw practice, the only protection young workers have is to join a union and get organised to … Continue reading

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